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Michael Fetherston


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  • Name Michael Fetherston  [1
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote 2015  [1
    • Following is my family tree. The first few generations are based oneducated guesses influenced by the information I have:-
      - I know there was a Michael Fetherston whose father was Michael;
      - My ggg-grandfather William Fetherston's father was definitely calledMichael as per his marriage registration;
      - Anne Fetherston married William Turkington in 1818 at Mayne, witnesseswere Nicholas and John Fetherston - I have a photograph labelled MrsTurkington, Grandfathers sister
      - There as so a John who married Susanna Price on 3 April 1821 - I'vegot photos labelled Price¯.
      - So I've presumed that Anne, Nicholas and John are William's siblings;
      - As William was living in the same locale as Michael until his deathand I can't find any trace of a Michael Fetherston from Carne elsewhere,I'm working on Michael being William's father.
      - But there was also a John who married Mary, and had a son Edward whowas baptised 27 April 1822 b.c1821-1822. I decided this John must be abrother to Michael. He is a carpenter like William and John Fetherstonabove.
      - I discovered the family in Dublin simply be googling Fetherstoncarpenter¯ and seeing what popped up. It was a great start in tracingthis branch of the family in the city and further on to Canada and theUSA.

      I received some invaluable assistance from Michael Conlon, a localamateur genealogy expert for the area of northern Co. Westmeath myfamily hailed from. I wrote him a letter with what information I had,and Mr Conlon replied with more detail than I thought I would ever find,including indexes of church records that are not available online andtombstone inscriptions.

      According to Michael Conlon, it seems certain that the Fetherston familywere carpenters employed by Lord Longford at Pakenham Hall. In additionto the castle there were about 40 good quality stone slated houses onthe estate, not counting property at Killucan and The Downs, so therewould be full-time work for a number of carpenters. The Pakenham familyare the Earls of Longford and their estate now known as TullynallyCastle, is located near the market town of Castlepollard. From the late18th century into the 19th the Pakenham made extensive improvements tothe Castle/Hall. Today it is the largest home in private hands inIreland.

      My Fetherston's resided in the townland of Carne, Parish of Mayne, onthe Mountain Road running from Castlepollard to the village of Coole.Thename Mountain Road comes from Mointin: a low lying wet meadow.Carne usedto be referred to as The Mountains or Kintogher, and is a small rurallocality with a small population. There was a small Protestantpopulation in the parish of Mayne.
    Reference Number 63712 
    Person ID I63712  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 

    Family (Unknown) (Unknown) 
     1. John Fetherston
     2. Michael Fetherston,   b. Abt 1770, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1854  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F18557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2090] Featherstone Society Member 322 Marie Davison, Marie Davison, (Aug 2015).